Another month has flown by here at US
Wellness. We have been busy restocking many of our most popular products this month so if you
have been waiting on
Pemmican Bars and Pails
or Snack Sticks now is a great time to stock up! We also added a
new product recently that we are very excited about:
100% Kona Coffee. Sourced directly from the Big Island of
Hawaii, these beans are grown on heritage trees planted back in the 1800's, are hand picked,
organically grown and have a warm, rich flavor.
Carbs Cause Cancer? How's
that for an eye-catching headline? Dr. Al Sears tackles this controversial subject below, so
be sure to read his article this week for more details - as well as a 15% discount
Do happy people have healthier hearts? An interesting question, but it
has some truth to it. A
recent review from the Harvard School of Public Heath reports that certain mood
characteristics may be linked to better heart health. Granted there are many factors that can
lead to better mood and a stronger heart - diet, exercise, sleep, etc. - but could those lifestyle
habits have just as strong an affect on your heart as they do your mood? Interesting research
is being done in this area and we are eager to hear more.
Beef deadline is coming up! Please have all fresh orders in by this Friday, May 4 to
ensure shipment next week. Now is a great time of year to try some of the fresh product, as it
tastes amazing on the grill! We have several
selections of fresh (never frozen!) beef available now. If you want some new barbecue
ideas to impress your summer guests, be sure to pick up a copy of
Tender Grassfed Barbecue - the must-have cookbook for any grilling
Tired of having the same thing for dinner every week? Looking
for some unique new recipes? For the latest recipe ideas for our grass-fed products visit us
on Pinterest. We are always posting new recipes from our favorite chefs and
For more recipe ideas,
Nom Nom Paleo just launched their
iPad app last week. In their own
words, "this is a cookbook on steroids" - featuring over 110 recipes and 1,500+ photos it is a haven
for paleo food junkies!
Stay tuned - we're getting ready to launch a BIG giveaway May
1. If you aren't following us on
Twitter yet, now would be a good time to get signed up!
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|Weston A. Price
We are excited to announce
First Regional Conference of the Weston A. Price Foundation will be
held in nearby St. Louis, MO. If you have never experienced a Weston A. Price event you have
been missing out. They bring out the experts on nutrient-dense, traditional foods along with
leaders in the holistic food movement to host an excellent opportunity for education. These
conferences are attended by consumers young and old, college students, parents, teachers, and
industry leaders. Don't forget about the food! Their menus are planned months in advance
and feature some of the highest quality, locally grown foods around.
is proud to once again be a part of a Weston A. Price event, and John Wood, one of our founding
members, is on the
speaker list this year. He is excited to share the history of
US Wellness with more members of this community. We are proud to have our grass-fed ground
beef on the Southern comfort food menu at the
Fundraiser Dinner Thursday night -
you won't want to miss it!
If you will be in the St.Louis area May 19-20, it will be
worth your while to stop by. For more information visit the
Weston A. Price website, but don't wait much longer - if
you register by April 30, 2012 you can save $50 in registration
Dr. Al Sears, M.D.|
Carbs Can Cause Cancer
By: Al Sears, MD
Dear Health-Conscious Reader,
The other night, my son Dylan and
I were in line at the grocery checkout, and I couldn't help but notice the woman in front of me.
As she unloaded potato chips, pastries, waffles, and pasta onto the conveyor belt, I
wondered if she understood the risks she was taking. If she knew empty carbs were linked to breast
cancer would she still buy them?
Sugar feeds cancer cells...and makes them grow like
wildfire. Cancer loves sugar.
And carbs turn into sugar in your body.
study in Cancer Epidemiology followed the eating habits of a large group of women in
Mexico. The risk of breast cancer was found to be 220% higher in the women who ate the largest
amounts of carbohydrates compared to the women who ate the least carbs.(1)
And just a few
weeks ago, a new study confirmed it.
Researchers in Stockholm analyzed data from women
who completed "food frequency" questionnaires in the late 1980s. They discovered that women who ate
high glycemic load foods were more likely to develop breast cancer.
They also found that
carbohydrate intake, glycemic index and glycemic load were all associated with a specific estrogen
receptor type of tumor.(2)
And it's not just women who need to be concerned. There have
also been links to carbohydrate consumption, especially high glycemic load foods, and colorectal
cancer among men.(3)
The evidence that refined, processed, high glycemic foods are bad
for you is overwhelming. And when it comes to cancer, sugar is the worst...
Editors Note: Dr. Al Sears, M.D.
is a board-certified clinical nutrition specialist. His practice, Dr. Sears' Health & Wellness
Center in Royal Palm Beach, Fla., specializes in alternative medicine. He is the author of seven
books in the fields of alternative medicine, anti-aging, and nutritional supplementation, including
The Doctor's Heart Cure. To get his free special report on the proven anti-aging strategies for
building a vibrant, disease-free life, go
here now. You'll learn how to stop
Father Time without giving up the foods you love.
Foods That Fight Inflammation
By: Kelley Herring
When you think of inflammation you
might imagine the redness and swelling that happens when your skin is cut or scraped. Or you might
think of the discomfort associated with stiff, sore joints... or aching muscles after a
All of these are examples of
inflammatory processes in the body. They are perfectly natural. In fact, inflammation can be an
important part of the healing and recovery process.
However, while these signs of
"acute" inflammation are easy to spot, there is another kind of inflammation that is much stealthier
and often slips under the radar.
I'm talking about "chronic"
internal inflammation. And it can lead to serious health complications, including heart disease,
certain cancers, diabetes, and Alzheimer's disease, among others..
So what causes chronic
Inflammation is caused by a number
of lifestyle factors, including your activity level, the amount of sleep you get, the level of
stress in your life, and most importantly, the foods you eat (or those you don't).
When one or more of these lifestyle
factors gets out of whack, inflammation - and therefore the risk factors for disease - goes
So how can you protect yourself
from the "silent killer"?
First, it is a good idea to find
out the current level of chronic inflammation in your body. You can easily do this by getting
your C-reactive protein (CRP) levels checked. CRP is produced by the liver and increases in
response to inflammation in the body. I encourage you to discuss this simple and inexpensive test
with your doctor or simply visit a testing center to have your blood drawn and tested.
Next, you should take a critical
look at your diet, because the foods you eat can either trigger inflammation or quell
Ed. Note: Kelley Herring is the Founder and Editor of
Gourmet - the leading provider of organic, sustainable recipes and meal plans for health
and weight loss. Be sure to grab Healing Gourmet's free books - Eating Clean & Saving Green:
Your Guide to Organic Foods on a Budget (includes 100+ foods at the best prices) and
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Weeks (includes a delicious 7 day meal plan!).
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Question and Answer
Hello Dr. Kim,
I've heard that a high protein/red meat diet can be bad
for the heart? Is this true? I'm slowly converting to a more paleo diet and don't want
to overdo it if I'm putting my heart at risk? I'm not currently on any heart medications and
would like to stay that way!
Thank you in advance,
answer your first question. You are lumping protein and red meat into one category. You are half
correct. Red meat is a source of protein. To say protein is bad for your heart is a misnomer. When
people did the recent studies on red meat consumption and heart disease it really laid it thick with
the lack of exercise, sedentary lifestyle, cigarettes, etc.
you are converting over to a more paleo diet, it instills a certain lifestyle that is incorporated
with paleo diet. You would need to exercise in accordance with your paleo diet. Without the
exercise, the paleo diet is null in my opinion. When you do paleo, red meat is not the only source
of protein you are allowed to consume. There is
chicken, etc. - all of which you can find at
US Wellness Meats.
that one thing people have not only forgotten but are not aware of is the processing and the way red
meat is now currently raised. They are raised highly on corn and have many antibiotics pushed
through them. The advantage of using US Wellness Meats is the whole organic process of raising
animals. The meat is leaner, the fat healthier, and the process is cleaner. This process in synergy
with your diet and exercise will keep you healthier.
-- Michael Kim, D.O.
This is a friendly reminder to email health and wellness questions on
any topic to firstname.lastname@example.org for the question and answer series. Our question and answer
series now also features Dr. Serrano's business partner, Dr. Mike Kim, MD. Dr. Kim is currently finishing his training in
Anesthesiology, Critical Care, and Nutrition at the University of Colorado, Denver. He is
consistently eats and lives a healthy lifestyle because of his family connection with DM2, HTN,
Hyperlipidemia. He has served on many missions trips to foreign countries such as Tanzania,
Cambodia, Brazil, etc.
He currently has been studying under the tutelage of Dr. Serrano, a world
renowned nutrition specialist. Dr. Kim is always seeking the latest and newest ways to help
people with weight loss, athletic performance and healthy eating. He has a deep connection with MMA
fighters, NFL athletes, and other professional athletes. He is at the forefront of breaking science
with Muscle Pharm Sports Science and Research Center. His goal is to make living healthier for
everyone, one meal at a time.
|Athlete Corner - Scott Mendelson Q&A|
Beer Belly into a Six Pack with Correct Core Training and the Extreme Crash
Summer is around the corner and I am highly motivated to show off a six pack
instead of a belly this year. If doing a lot of ab workouts worked, I would have reached my
goal by now as I have done more than my fair share of core exercises. There is a layer of fat
over mid section that I just cannot seem to get rid of even though the rest of body is pretty lean.
about six weeks until pools open we had better get started! Earning a great six pack
requires a combination of a low body fat level with proper training to develop the core
musculature. You will need to make strategic changes to your nutrition and training routine to
force the body into using more stored fat as fuel while shutting off the fat storing mechanisms that
cause mid section body fat accumulation. My clients will show off a great six pack
at anywhere from 10-14% body fat while average Joe using the daily sit up scheme will need to get
down to 8% or less for the abs to show well. A well designed routine will help drastically
improve function as well as core muscle definition. The typical approach of daily sit ups, crunches
etc does not work as this only stimulates a small cross section of the musculature while not
allowing enough recovery time for the muscles to improve. Furthermore those who only do
abdominal flexion exercises will develop back pain due an imbalance created by their own
Primary and Secondary Core Muscle
core must be trained with a smart approach just like any other muscle group. There needs to be
adequate recovery time between training sessions in order for development to improve. Primary
stimulation is what most people would consider a core workout and this should be done one time per
week in a majority of cases. Additional core work can be done during other weight training
sessions by choosing the correct exercises for secondary stimulation. For example, while
training the chest doing a unilateral (one arm at a time) incline press it will force the core
muscles to stabilize the body throughout the entire movement, adding to the core work load.
Implementing unilateral training is one of the first steps I take with new clients who are in a
hurry for a six pack!
There Is More to Core Training Than Sit Ups!
obliques are often ignored by most trainees and this is a big mistake. Oblique muscles help
with rotation movements and if under-developed will leave any trainee more susceptible to injury
during even simple house hold chores. Prioritizing oblique training is one of the fastest ways
to improve core definition as they help the waist appear to be slimmer. Another area of
emphasis should be leg lowering movements which require coordination of abdominal and lower back
muscles. A lack of flexibility or muscle imbalances can drive the pelvis forward for an undesirable
pop belly look. Corresponding improvements in posture from proper core training can also
bring the body into better alignment giving the appearance of a flatter core. Below is
an intermediate to advanced core routine that would be appropriate for someone with adequate
experience. I am making the assumption of your weaknesses and focusing more attention on those
Now that problems you are facing have been identified -
Get solutions or do not expect to make progress. Email or call me any time seven days a week to discuss your specific situation
and goals. Email Scott@infinityfitness.com for a free copy of the Extreme Crash Diet, Physique
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Dear US Wellness Meats,
I received my order a while back and I finally have some time to write back. I
wanted to let you know that the order was received in excellent condition and the products I ordered
were still frozen. I'm letting you know because I live in Fairbanks, Alaska.......anyways I
was a little concerned about the condition of the food while I was ordering the items online just
because of the long distance the food had to travel. Well, based on this first order, I feel I
can order with confidence, not worrying about the condition of the food in transit.
Thank you for having such a great product line and an awesome way of shipping extremely perishable
I was also delighted to see in my email inbox a coupon for my next
order. Wow. Thanks! I will probably order sometime next month when I have some
freezer space to fill. Spring is here and I can't just leave stuff outside to be frozen
Once again, Thank you!
Ultimate Breakfast Sausage
- You can make
these with all your own fresh ground meat like I did. I ground pork shoulder, top sirloin, and
- Combine all of your ingredients in a large mixing bowl
- Form into 1-2 inch rounds
- You can
refrigerate those rounds for up to 1 week to use and/or freeze for up to 3 months
- For eating immediately,
heat a skillet over medium-low heat
- Saute until brown and cooked through, ~10-15
- Serve with any other food you can imagine, breakfast, lunch or dinner like I did
Recipe and photo compliments of our friend George at
Civilized Caveman Cooking Creations.
For more paleo friendly recipes be sure to visit his
website! If you are a blogger or food artist and would like to see your
recipes published simply email them to
US Wellness Cattle - Fresh April Grass|
Cattle deciding to lift their heads for a quick
- All orders must
weigh at least 7 pounds in order to ship, to ensure everything stays frozen during transit.
- $75 minimum purchase requirement, since we have built
the cost of shipping into the price of each product.
- You will never be charged extra for shipping.
- There is a $7.50 handling fee upon checkout.
- The South Carolina Chicken Bundles, Olive Oil and cookbooks ship from separate
locations, so they are not included in the 7 lb weight minimum. The shopping cart will keep
track and remind you if your order is under the 7 lb limit.
- Receive a $25 discount for every 40 pounds you order. This
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- This is our way of saying thank-you for purchasing in
- This can be any combination of
products totaling 40 pounds and does not have to be specific to any category. Each 40 pound
interval will yield the discount - for example, order 80 pounds and we'll take $50
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